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|Charge of Discrimination|
|Election of Rights|
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|Level A (Federal)||EEOC Regulations (29 CFR 1600 through 29 CFR 1695)|
|Level B (State)||
DOAH Regulations (ie, 28-106 FAC)*
FCHR Regulations (ie, 60Y-1 through 60Y-5)
A system of government wherein power is constitutionally divided between a central government and local governments.
The United States Supreme Court decides that the constitution does not protect a person’s privacy from a certain police tactic. Under the doctrine of federalism, though, a state court may nonetheless interpret its state constitution as prohibiting the same police conduct. The federal and state judicial systems are sufficiently separate so that a state court can afford greater protection to its citizens than the federal courts by a more liberal interpretation of its own constitution and laws. The state courts must observe any minimum federal rights, however, under the Supremacy Clause to the United States Constitution.